The Boys & Girls Club was well-represented at The School Foundation’s 11th Annual Dancing for Our Future Stars event on March 30 at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology Center on the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus.
BGC Alumnus Chaquez McCall and BGCPDA Board Member Eric Crowley each competed on one of the 12 dance teams at the 2023 Dancing For Our Future Stars. Crowley who works for Assurant and his partner Georgie Kelley performed the swing dance to “Bang Bang” while McCall performed with Meredith Baxley.
The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence 1 Schools through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success.
Eric Crowley, BGCPDA Board member
“Our children’s education is the foundation for the future, and they are our future,” Crowley says. He serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs, on the board of the Pee Dee American Cancer Society, and as president of Leadership Florence.
Chaquez McCall, BGC Alumnus
Chaquez McCall is a lifelong resident of Florence, CEO and founder of McCall Law, and the youngest member elected to Florence City Council in 2020. Currently, on City Council, he serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee and Judicial Review Committee.
He’s a graduate of Wilson High School and Francis Marion University, where he majored in political science. While at Francis Marion, he was awarded the Jesse A. Cole Political Science Scholarship and The Neal D. Thigpen Award in South Carolina Politics and Government.
After graduating from Francis Marion University, he attended North Carolina Central University School of Law. While in Law School, he served as a staff editor for the NCCU Law Review and worked extensively in the Civil Litigation Clinic, where he worked on complex civil rights cases.
He is the Vice President of the Wilson Alumni Association and a board member of The Florence School Foundation and Tenacious Grace. In addition, he’s a member of the American Association of Justice, the South Association of Justice, the South Carolina Bar, the Florence County Bar Association, the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the National League of Cities, and a graduate of the SC Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government.
Chaquez is married to Adriane McCall, and they have three kids: Amiyah McCall, Chaquez McCall II and Ava McCall. Together they attend Monumental Missionary Baptist Church.
In his spare time, he loves to play basketball and get his heart crushed by his beloved Gamecocks.